Queen’s Birthday Honours: Young Guns Emma Sinclair, Caroline Plumb, and Brewdog founders receive awards

The entrepreneurs join impressive roll call of Young Guns alumni honoured by the Queen for services to business, charity and entrepreneurship

Four more Young Guns have received awards in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Target Parking and EnterpriseJungle founder Emma Sinclair – UNICEF’s first business mentor and once the youngest person to float a company on the London Stock Exchange – has been awarded an MBE for services to entrepreneurship.

Caroline Plumb, the co-founder of recruitment, insight and innovation consultancy Freshminds with Charlie Osmond, and appointed by the prime minister as a UKTI business ambassador for professional services, has received an OBE for services to business and charity.

Plumb last month stepped down as CEO at Freshminds, with Catherine Crump promoted from deputy managing director. Plumb moved into the role of executive chair.

And James Watt and Martin Dickie, the irrepressible founders of controversial craft beer company Brewdog, have been awarded MBEs.

The pair were named Keystone Law Golden Guns – the alumni award for outstanding achievement – at last year’s Young Guns event for the fast growth of their business, which hit £30m turnover in 2014.

They join an impressive and growing roll call of Young Guns honoured by the Queen, which now includes:

  • Firebox and Mind Candy’s Michael Acton Smith OBE
  • Huddle co-founder Andy McLoughlin OBE
  • Startup Britain co-founder Oli Barrett MBE
  • Notonthehighstreet.com’s Holly Tucker MBE
  • Very Exclusive managing director Sarah Curran MBE
  • Smarta.com’s Shaa Wasmund MBE
  • Moo.com’s Richard Moross MBE
  • Masala Masala and CENTURY Tech founder Priya Lakhani OBE
  • Glasses Direct founder Jamie Murray Wells OBE
  • Original Apprentice winner and Bright Ideas Trust founder Tim Campbell MBE

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